Laser lightning

Difficulty:
Danger:
Duration:
30 minutes
Laser lightning

Safety

  • Perform the experiment on the protective underlay.
  • Carefully review the general safety advice in the instruction book before starting the experiment.

Disposal

Dispose of solid waste together with household garbage. Pour liquids down the sink. Wash with an excess of water.

That’s interesting!

Lightning occurs during a thunderstorm for the same reason that you can get static shocks at home. It’s all due to friction: in the sky it’s friction between air masses, while at home it’s your feet rubbing on the floor. This effect is called triboelectric charging.